Tom Petty: His life in photos

On Monday, Oct. 2, the legendary Tom Petty passed away at age 66 after suffering a cardiac arrest. He leaves behind a legacy as one of our great national rock ’n’ roll treasures. Here, we take a look at the Mudcrutch, Heartbreakers, and Traveling Wilburys member’s life and legacy.

Mudcrutch in 1974

From left: Mike Campbell, Tom Petty, Tom Leadon, and Randall Marsh of Mudcrutch in December 1974 in Los Angeles. (Photo: Jim McCrary/Getty Images)

Tom Petty in 1976

Tom Petty ca. 1976. (Photo: Richard E. Aaron/Getty Images)

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers in 1976

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers on July 15, 1976, in Los Angeles. (Photo: Ed Caraeff/Getty Images)

Tom Petty in 1977

Tom Petty in 1977 in New York City. (Photo: Michael Putland/Getty Images)

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers in the late ’70s

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, ca. late 1970s. (Photo: Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)

Tom Petty in the late ’70s

Tom Petty, ca. late 1970s. (Photo: GAB Archive/Getty Images)

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers in 1979

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, November 1979, in Philadelphia. (Photo: AP)

Tom Petty in 1979

Tom Petty promoting Damn the Torpedoes in the WYSP studios in Philadelphia, 1979. (Photo: AP)

Tom Petty performing in 1980

Tom Petty performs in 1980 in Santa Cruz, Calif. (Photo: George Rose/Getty Images)

Tom Petty and Stevie Nicks

Stevie Nicks and Tom Petty perform in 1981. (Photo: Larry Hulst/Getty Images)

Tom Petty in 1981

Tom Petty on his tour bus in 1981 in Chicago. (Photo: George Rose/Getty Images)

Tom Petty in 1982

Tom Petty grins with his guitar in 1982 in Los Angeles. (Photo: Chris Walter/Getty Images)

Tom Petty with the Traveling Wilburys

From left: Bob Dylan, Tom Petty, Roy Orbison, George Harrison, and Jeff Lynne perform as the groundbreaking supergroup Traveling Wilburys in 1988. (Photo: @OfficialWilburyVEVO via YouTube)

Tom Petty on ‘SNL’

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers perform on Saturday Night Live, May 20, 1989, in New York City. (Photo: Raymond Bonar/NBC/Getty Images)

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers in 1990

From left: Howie Epstein, Benmont Tench, Stan Lynch, Mike Campbell, and Tom Petty backstage at Nassau Coliseum in 1990 in Uniondale, N.Y. (Photo: Ebet Roberts/Redferns)

Tom Petty and George Harrison

Tom Petty and fellow Traveling Wilbury George Harrison are captured together at the Billboard Music Awards in Los Angeles, Dec. 9, 1992. (Photo: Reed Saxon/AP)

Tom Petty at the MTV Video Music Awards

Tom Petty at the VMAs in 1996. (Photo: The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)

Tom Petty on ‘The Tonight Show’

Tom Petty and Jay Leno during an interview on The Tonight Show in Burbank, Calif., Aug. 5, 1996. (Photo: Margaret Norton/NBC/Getty Images)

Tom Petty with Johnny Cash

From left: Rick Rubin, Tom Petty, and Johnny Cash during a recording for Johnny Cash’s Unchained at Sound City Studios in Van Nuys, Calif., Jan. 26, 1996. (Photo: Kevin Estrada/AP)

Tom Petty’s Hollywood Walk of Fame star

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers are honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on April 28, 1999, in Hollywood. (Photo: S. Granitz/Getty Images)

Tom Petty inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers at the 17th Annual Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City, March 18, 2002. (Photo: Frank Micelotta/Getty Images)

Tom Petty on ‘The Simpsons’

A cartoon Petty makes a cameo on the “How I Spent My Strummer Vacation” episode, 2002. (Photo: Fox)

Tom Petty and Jeff Lynne

Tom Petty and fellow Traveling Wilbury Jeff Lynne at the Waldorf Astoria during George Harrison’s induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in New York City, March 15, 2004. (Photo: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images)

Tom Petty at the Super Bowl

Tom Petty performs at halftime during Super Bowl XLII in Glendale, Ariz., Feb. 3, 2008. (Photo: Julie Jacobson/AP)

Tom Petty and family

Tom Petty, with daughter Adria Petty, left, and wife Dana Petty, arrives at the 2012 MTV Video Awards in Los Angeles, Sept. 6, 2012. (Photo: Gregg DeGuire/Getty Images)

Tom Petty on the Heartbreakers’ 40th-anniversary tour

Tom Petty performs in Del Mar, Calif., on Sept. 17, 2017. (Photo: Gary Miller/Getty Images)

Tom Petty’s last concert

Tom Petty plays his final shows at the Hollywood Bowl, Sept. 21-25, 2017. (Photo: TomPetty.com)

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